Advanced Technology − Brookfield CT
Brookfield CT Endodontist, Philip R. Mascia, DDS or Isaac Pratt, DDS, MSD, uses the latest in Advanced Dental Technology to provide you with the best endodontic treatment possible. Brookfield Office Phone Number 203-775-3344
Our practice uses high power microscopes to enhance the precision of patient care.
Dentistry is micro-surgery. Using a similar microscope that an ophthalmologist uses enables us to create dental restorations with incredibility precise fit and finish. You just can’t fulfill that level of care with the naked eye.
In addition to allowing precise, close up work, the microscope directs a beam of light directly on the teeth, minimizing glare to you.
Drs. Mascia or Pratt chooses carefully which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Digital imaging can help use retrieve valuable diagnostic information, including detection of cavities in between your teeth, determination of bone level, and overall health of bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Drs. Mascia or Pratt utilizes Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure to the the patient is about 50% less when compared to traditional radiographs.
The advantages of digital imaging enables us to not only store patient images, but also enables us to quickly transfer them to appropriate specialists or insurance companies.
Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor, instead of holding up a 35mm film up to the light.
Cone Beam Computerized Tomography
In addition to the high level of endodontic care that you have come to expect, we have incorporated new technology into our treatment regimen. A cone beam CT scan, providing 3 dimensional imaging, will increase diagnostic capability and treatment of anatomically complex teeth. This includes the presence of apical lesions, untreated canals, and root fractures which may not be evident on two dimensional films. A CB CT unit minimizes the amount of radiation to the patient by directing the exposure to a limited portion of the jaw rather than the entire head, as is the case in a conventional, medical, CT scan.